Things didn’t get off to the best start for the new-look New York Jets.
Their offensive line did not play well in their first preseason action, and judging by Robert Saleh’s words and attitude in the latest episode of Hard Knocks, he’s far from satisfied.
Mike Greenberg of ESPN jokingly took Aaron Rodgers’ jersey off the wall and claimed that he could do a better job of protecting him than the Jets’ offensive line, stating that there’s just no way that he wants it more than they do.
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 16, 2023
That’s why analyst Booger McFarland believes that Saleh’s anger and frustration reached a 15 out of 10, but he believes that rant will eventually have a positive impact on the team.
Per McFarland, nothing hits home more than being called out in front of your peers, and Saleh knows they’re under a lot of pressure, but he still needs to challenge them to bring the best out of them.
The Jets’ offensive line needs to show some pride and take a leap forward; otherwise, they will be the very same team they’ve been all this time, and Saleh knows it.
Of course, adding Rodgers and Dalvin Cook significantly raises their ceiling and even their floor.
But it doesn’t matter how much talent you have behind the line of scrimmage; they won’t be able to do their job unless they actually have some time and space to do it.
The Jets still have plenty of time to turn things around, but the pressure will be on.NEXT: Former Player Sets Championship Expectations For Jets This Season